Human-wildlife and other conservation-related conflicts are serious obstacles to wildlife conservation efforts worldwide. The conflict is often as much a conflict between people about the wildlife, as it is a conflict between people and wildlife. Such conflicts are becoming more prevalent as human populations increase and diversify, development expands, resources shrink, the global climate changes, and other human, societal and environmental factors put people into greater potential for conflict with wildlife.
The Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC) transforms intractable social conflict in wildlife conservation and management efforts to create sustainable solutions for people and wildlife. HWCC’s efforts result in a reconciliation of the human conflicts undermining successful conservation and management of wildlife to ensure that conservation solutions are socially, ecologically, economically and politically robust and sustainable.
“Mountain lion conservation and management is now moving forward after decades of stalemates because of implementation of conservation conflict transformation principles and processes... We’re now getting to a point where we’ve wanted to be for over 40 years...and on an easier road!”
– Marc Kenyon, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
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New HWCC Publication
Check out HWCC's recently published journal article “Conservation's Blind Spot: A Case for Conflict Transformation in Wildlife Conservation.” Learn more about Conservation Conflict Transformation and read about cases where it has been applied in wildlife conservation. It's open access, so please share and enjoy. Download PDF or Read Online.